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Old 05-09-2012, 07:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys,
Just finished my build for a system I plan on using for Skyrim & SWOTOR online. As you can tell I'm on a budget but welcome any advice before I pull the trigger and order in the next day or two.
Here's what I'm thinking:

Case: HEC ATX Mid sized Tower + 585W Power Supply
Newegg.com - HEC 6C28BBX585 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 585W Power Supply

Motherboard: Asus M5A97
Newegg.com - ASUS M5A97 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 1GB
Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity (100315L )

CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 (3.3Ghz)
Newegg.com - AMD Athlon II X3 455 Rana 3.3GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor ADX455WFGMBOX

Memory: GSkill 8GB DDR3 1600 SDRAM
Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

Haven't made my mind up yet about a hard driver or monitor yet and I'm not sure if getting the tower/power supply combo is for the best, but again I'm on a budget and hoping to keep everything under 750-800.

Criticism? Comments?
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Usually power supply combos are not a really good idea. One of the most important things in the computer is the power. If it is unstable, it can and will mess up your components. I would suggest looking at one of the better companies for a power supply. Antec, Corsair, etc. The other components aren't bad what is your budget. I or someone else maybe able to throw together a build that is stronger for the same amount.
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budget is tight.

Id say:
Newegg.com - AMD FX-4100 Zambezi 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor FD4100WMGUSBX

Newegg.com - Rosewill R218-P-BK Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Newegg.com - ASUS M5A97 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity (100315L )

Newegg.com - Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - Operating Systems

$591

that leaves 100-200 for a new monitor.

watch for coupons and deals. if you are an eblast subscriber, i think you can get 15% off the power supply at least from the items.
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Any reason you are going with AMD? Even the Sandy Bridge based Pentiums (G6x0) should outperform the Athlon II x3 with significantly lower power consumption.
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